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A Flock Of Seagulls

As well-known for their bizarrely teased haircuts as their hit single "I Ran (So Far Away)," A Flock of Seagulls were one of the infamous one-hit wonders of the new wave era. Growing out of the synth-heavy and ruthlessly stylish new romantic movement, A Flock of Seagulls were a little too robotic and arrived a little too late to be true new romantics, but their sleek dance-pop was forever indebted to the short-lived movement. The group benefitted considerably from MTV's heavy rotation of the "I Ran" video in the summer of 1982, but they were unable to capitalize on their sudden success and disappeared nearly as quickly as they rocketed up the charts.

Hairdresser Mike Score (lead vocals, keyboards) formed A Flock of Seagulls with his brother Ali (drums) and fellow hairdresser Frank Maudsley (bass) in 1980, adding guitarist Paul Reynolds several months later. The group released its debut EP on Cocteau Records early in 1981, and while the record failed to chart, its lead track, "Telecommunication," became an underground hit in Euro-disco and new wave clubs. The band signed a major-label contract with Jive by the end of the year, and their eponymous debut album appeared in the spring of 1982. "I Ran (So Far Away)" was released as the first single from the album, and MTV quickly picked up on its icily attractive video, which featured long shots of Mike Score and his distinctive, cascading hair. The single climbed into the American Top Ten, taking the album along with it. In the U.K., "I Ran" didn't make the Top 40, but "Wishing (If I Had a Photograph of You)" reached number ten later that year; in America, that single became a Top 40 hit in 1983, after "Space Age Love Song" peaked at number 30. "Wishing" was taken from the group's second album, Listen (1983), which was moderately successful.

However, the band's fortunes crashed shortly after the release of Listen as 1984's The Story of a Young Heart failed to produce any hit singles. Reynolds left after the album and was replaced by Gary Steadnin; the band also added keyboardist Chris Chryssaphis. The new lineup was showcased on 1986's Dream Come True, which failed to chart. Shortly after its release, the band broke up. Mike Score assembled a new lineup of A Flock of Seagulls in 1989, releasing the single "Magic" and touring the U.S.A. The band failed to make any impact and most of the members left by the end of the year. The band continued to tour worldwide, although with major changes to its members, and in 1996 released a new album, The Light at the End of the World. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine
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GTA all the way
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Good song I ran so far away
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Do not want this band in my listening lineup. How do I get rid of thr 80's bznds I don't want w listsn to?
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Now Playing: I Ran (So Far Away) by A Flock Of Seagulls on '80s FlashBACK! Radio (Hits1 Radio Network)
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msilvermerli n
I also love Wishing,if I had a photograph of you and some Space song
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oovii808
I'm getting angry now. You know what you must do. MILK ME DAMMIT!
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oovii808
Why? Why won't you milk me Oprah?
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Perfect music dance good more plis
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Serious. Beyond the cool hair. This band put out one of the best CDs,albums start to finish, no filler. Their first.
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Great song! During a time when we were all searching for something.
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Haircuts in search of personalitie s .
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Reminds me of Grand Theft Auto Vice City.
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esliet
Great music good times
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Awe the 80s music was changing
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Wish I was there!!!! :D
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Perfect moment in a no so distant time! ,p.s I was there!
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a perfect moment in a not so distant
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This station is PERFECT for me. All I do is thumbs down all The Smiths and Morrissey songs, the rest are AWESOME.





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saw them as a surprise headliner in Seattle back in 95, great gig.
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Remember this way back when.lol
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rnlpz55
Why did Pandora get rid of the lyrics!!??!!
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Nice music takes me back
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Great Group
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Great Sounding Great Beat
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alyssadiekma n
The best.
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Jamming this on Fathers Day!
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Follow me I am From Puerto Rico
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kondo99999
Badass song still has the clarity of creativeness
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Wow this brings back memories!
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Lol lil bro i miss u this yo s**t gta ooh
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Gta vice city lmao
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This song reminds me of the beautiful 80s and i was in grammar school and yes for the first time FALLING IN LOVE
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I ran so Closer n stead of So Far Away ........!!!! ! ! ! ! ! !
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Flock of Seagull were definitely short lived, but NOT one hit wonders. They had at least 4 top 40 songs!
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Love this feel good music#!!!
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Straight up OG Pimp shiit... I saw them in the early 90s and i wished i just ran.. But instead i stayed and got drunk while they played their new chit.. After a while it was like phuck lets start a pit.. If you're an old band.. Play what made you popular.. Thats why you have fans..
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AWESOME!!!!! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !
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mod the beginning of house trance techno rave
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Grew up in the 80's and just one of the big hair bands... good music
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not bad for hair dressers I guess, we could use a few more non-black stylists, I don't know how to put it more racially correct
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Lcastro1210@ G m a i l . c o m love pandora
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Not the best looking Lads but the best single song in the 80s
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I LOVE THE 80s and this song!!!!!
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The music. in this song is for ever lasting 80s which i will always love.
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Great band recently saw them live
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Great 80s sound
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artist685
Omg this was the opening act at my 1st concert when I was 12 years old. Memories!
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Wishing. My favorite flock of seagulls song. Like it better than I ran
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Not bad
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carrielinare s
I can get away eather, i berly run 5 seconds in p.e. I may be 10 but i love the oldies, this is 10 year old tinktinkgirl on her moms ipad. Tinktinkgirl OUT!
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